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Free holiday and Christmas assistance Ventura County

Find charities and churches that offer free holiday assistance, with a focus on Christmas programs, to struggling Ventura County families. Find where children can get a free Christmas toy, present or gift card and where struggling parents may be able to obtain a free holiday meal, including a Thanksgiving turkey or box of food. Locate for free holiday help in Ventura CA and Christmas programs below including Toys for Tots, The Assistance League holiday support, Angel Tree or  Adopt a Family.

There is free items for low income families, the elderly, single moms and migrants. Donations of everything from boxes of food to games, shoes, gifts, Legos, matchbox cars, sporting goods, books and other toys are used to help residents celebrate the holidays. Find free Christmas gifts in all towns in Ventura County, including Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Fillmore, and Ojai among others. Or look here for other programs, including places for a free Christmas tree.

There are children from age 0 to 17 that are the recipients of new or gently used toys and Christmas gifts during the holiday season. Seniors as well as the homebound may have a hot meal delivered to them thanks to volunteers from across the region. Together the charities and non-profits all ban together to offer holiday joy to struggling families in Ventura County CA.

Free Christmas gift giveaways in Ventura County

Rescue Mission of Ventura
Address is 315 N A St, Oxnard, CA 93030. Phone number is (805) 487-1234
A holiday toy drives takes place. Children from disadvantaged family may be given a small gift or items in a Christmas stocking. Thanksgiving and Christmas meals may be available for immigrants, families in poverty or that are facing a hardship, and the homeless.  Migrant workers can also get free Xmas gifts for their kids.

Oxnard Family Resource Center
405 E Dollie St, Oxnard, CA 93033. Phone: (805) 986-0101

This agency may help people and students in the immediate Oxnard area. Clients can get information on Christmas resources and other case management. Working with schools, charities, and businesses, there may be information on local holiday programs. They only support this part of the county.




Salvation Army Centers
Basic needs, such as food, can be combined with holiday meal baskets. Angel Tree and Adopt a family can also give presents to the less fortunate. There may be arts and crafts, video games, sneakers and other free Christmas gifts for kids, infants, and teens among others. There are sites in Oxnard at 622 W Wooley Rd (call (805) 483-9235), Ventura at 650 S Petit Ave, Ventura, CA 9300. (call (805) 659-3598) and other communities. Applications are needed and need to be approved. Find Salvation Army Christmas assistance Ventura County.

Free Toys for Tots program of Ventura County
This is a donation services that also helps children under the age of 14. There will be free Christmas toys, games, books, clothes, electronics, Legos, Matchbox cars, and more. The goal of the USMC Toys for Tots program in Ventura is to ensure each child, whether immigrants, Spanish speakers, or natives, have a present to open Christmas morning. Application sites are below. Apply here.

  • Mt Zion Church processes Tpoys for Toys, including for Spanish speakers, migrant farm workers and the poor. The address is 1701 Fiske Pl, Oxnard, CA. Call (805) 240-7744
  • Evangelistic Missionary Baptist Church is at 125 E Pearl St, Port Hueneme, CA 93041. Call (805) 986-1922 - The charity collects and passes out toys from 125 E Pearl Street, Port Hueneme, California, 93041. .
  • The Church of God, 1671 Beacon Place, Oxnard, California, 93033. Dial 805-205-4522 or (805) 205-4533
  • Pacific Camps and Family Resources - 380 Mobil Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010. Main number is 805-432-6130 or 805) 482-5250
  • Puente De Vida is another Toys for Tots donation and application site. The address is 203 S 8th St, Santa Paula CA 93060. Telephone number - 805-427-4750 or (805) 525-0900

Care and Share
A multifaceted social service agency in Ventura County.
The charity may offer meals, free gifts, and help at Thanksgiving and Christmas. There may be free Thanksgiving Turkey dinners, stocking stuffers for children, free Christmas gift cards and other support. More on Care and Share in Ventura County.





ACTION/Community Christmas Shoppe
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite S, Camarillo, CA 93012. For information, dial 805-987-0300
They allow low income and/or struggling parents to “shop” for the Christmas presents their children may want. It is a free shop. Get clothes, games, books, electronics, shoes, toy dolls or trucks, video games, and may other Christmas gifts.

Charitable and church based holiday programs in Ventura
Phone - (805) 485-6288
Whether help is needed at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter, referrals are given from that United Way number. Learn about Adopt a Family programs, meal sites, or toy giveaway programs. Income qualified applications may be give gift cards to retailers such as Wal-Mart or Target, books, toys, gently used clothes, and more at Christmas. This depends on donations and the work of volunteers in Ventura County meeting the Wish List.

  • Referrals and applications can be given to holiday programs from the Ventura County Sheriff. Many of the locations collect unwrapped presents from the community as part of the Share-iffs Toy Drive program. The local stations then provide gifts, such as games, books, dolls, and the like to infants and children. The Sheriff's want children to have a present to open Christmas morning. There is also the Spark of Love free Christmas toy giveaway in Ventura County.

Oxnard School District - Kamala School
634 W. Kamala St., Oxnard, California, 93033
Only students in the school can get help (call (805) 385-1548). This includes immigrants, Spanish speakers, migrant farm workers, and other children. Free Christmas presents, clothes, food and more from Toys for Tots and other services.

Church of the Nazarene
Location is 2280 Antonio Ave, Camarillo, California 93010. Phone: (805) 482-6335
A free food pantry, soup kitchen, and Christmas gift program are offered. Seniors in Ventura County may get a home delivered Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, kids can get stocking stuffers, and other free holiday help may be arranged.

Catholic Charities
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas help, social services and other aid is offered. There are several churches in Ventura County that participate. Each has their own form of help to the less fortunate. Ranging from free food to birthday or Christmas gifts, shelter or more.




  • A major focus is on the Latino and Hispanic community as well as migrant workers. Get free holiday, culturally sensitive meals, including for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Grocery baskets and ingredients are offered. Small free Christmas gifts, toys and more. All applications are in Spanish too. Continue with assistance from Ventura County Catholic Charities.

Assistance League
Address of thrift store - 913 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA 93001. Call (805) 643-2458
The Bargain Box Thrift Shop will sell low cost clothing, books, games, toys, furniture, and more. Parents can shop there to buy Christmas presents for their child and save money.

Lending A Helping Hand Ventura County
1301 Hull Place #4, Oxnard, California, 93030. For hours, call 805-758-7723
Free holiday assistance includes meals, toys, food baskets and other goods.

First Presbyterian Church
Address: 850 Ivywood Dr, Oxnard, CA 93030. Call (805) 983-0204
The charity has a one day free Christmas toy giveaway event, including for migrant farm workers, the low-income, and single parents. There is a client choice event in parents can pick free Xmas toys for their kids, including games, clothes, matchbox cars, dolls and more (based on donations)

Christ Church Ventura
Location is 196 N Ashwood Ave, Ventura, CA 93003. Call for the scheduled event. Dial (805) 452-3354
A free toy drive and Adopt a Family program is held in Ventura CA

St. Jude Catholic Church
Address is 32032 Lindero Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, California, 91361. For hours, call (818) 889-1279
They offer an Adopt a Family program in Ventura County. Toys, food baskets, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, Christmas tree, and may other free goods.

As You Are Church - Simi Valley
82 W Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Call (818) 462-4052
Various programs and social services are offered, including applications to Toys for Tots, free Xmas decorations, candy for kids and more. The parish spreads holiday help in the valley.

Evangelistic Center Church
Location is 750 W Wooley Rd, Oxnard, CA 93030. Call (805) 483-2482
Get free food, groceries, holiday box ingredients and other goods.

La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth and Family Center
Location is 534 S A St, Oxnard, CA 93030. Call (805) 483-4620
The charity helps the poor, immigrants in Ventura County and others. Free easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas help. Or get toys, arts and crafts, dolls, and information on financial aid, housing, and job programs. Holiday and year round help is offered.







Victory Outreach Ventura
Address - 2875 Elba St, Ventura, CA 93003. Dial (805) 293-9182
Call the non-profit for referrals. Free groceries, Thanksgiving dinners or holiday food baskets, small gifts and more. Single parents and the unemployed, among others, can get help for the holidays.


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